Although we don’t recommend wine for everyday use, for special occasions it’s okay. Other times, substitute stock.

Gluten-Free Chicken Meatballs




30 min


20 min


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2/3 cup/80 g cooked brown basmati rice

2 pounds/905 g organic ground chicken, ideally dark or thigh meat

1/2 cup/30 g chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/3 cup/45 g brown rice flour

1/4 cup/60 mL dry white wine (see note)

2 organic, pasture-raised, or antibiotic-free eggs, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon fine sea salt

1 teaspoon ground fennel

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F/205°C. Coat a 9 by 13-inch/25 by 35 cm baking pan with the oil.

  2. Place the rice in a food processor and process to finely chop, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Transfer the rice to a large bowl and add chicken, parsley, flour, wine, eggs, salt, fennel, and pepper, gently mixing until well combined.

  3. With damp hands, roll the mixture into 1 ½-inch/4 cm balls, arranging them in the prepared baking pan. Bake until an internal thermometer in a meatball reads 165°F/75°C, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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